Welcome to Library and Learning Services - Sept. 2011


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Welcome to Library and Learning Services - Sept. 2011

  1. 1. BooksElectronic BooksOnline journalsStudy spacesSilent and group study spacesHelpful StaffChat serviceHelp desksOne to one support
  2. 2.  UEL has 3 Library and Learning Centres Docklands Stratford Duncan House Students and staff can use any of the Libraries to borrow and return items. Resources are available in a variety of format – Print and e- books, Print and electronic journals.
  3. 3.   Your UEL ID card is also your Library card  You need your ID card:  To enter any of our libraries  To borrow books  To print  It will cost £10 to replace a lost ID card  Look after your ID card  Do not let anyone use it  You are responsible for everything taken out on your card
  4. 4. The three Libraries are different from one another. The most important thing is that there are staff to help you when you come to the Library. Docklands Library – On two floors Stratford Library – On one floor Duncan HSE Library – On one floor
  5. 5.  The library is open 24 hours 7 days a week during term time Monday to Friday staffed 9am to 9pm Saturday and Sunday staffed 10am to 5pm. Self Service is available 24 hours
  6. 6.  Staff and students can borrow up to 15 items. These can be books and audio visual materials Print journal articles can only be read in the Library and can be photocopied There are reference resources like dictionaries to be read in the Library Our vast and increasing digital library is available on and off campus.
  7. 7.  Books can be borrowed for: 4 weeks One week Short loans Students with known disability can keep books longer –
  8. 8. What happens if l return itemslate? If items are returned late, you will pay the following fines:4 week Loan - 10p per day - One week Loan - 30p per day - Short/24 Hour Loan - 50p per hr/part hour - You cannot borrow if your fines get up to £25 . Fines can be paid in a number of ways: Via Chip and Pin at the Counter Via cash payment at the Counter Via Telephone payment when off campus Via self service fine payment machine on Campus, using coins
  9. 9.  The Library will automatically renew your books just before the due date. Email will be sent to tell you. Books will not be renewed automatically:  If the item has been reserved by another user.  In that case, you need to bring the books backCheck if your items have been renewed as follows: By signing in to the Library Search
  10. 10.  Using the Library Search, you can search for :  books, DVDs, and e- books  Reserve books  Search for Journal articles  Request Interlibrary Loans  Locate items on the shelf  Search for digitised resources
  11. 11. Log to check youraccount, to reserve or makeInterlibrary Loans Search by title, author or keyword
  12. 12. Self service machine enables you to: Borrow, return and renew books/DVDs. Pay fines You need a PIN to take books out. Initially your PIN is 0000 – ask Library staff to change PIN. You can also change your PIN by Signing Into the Library Search and Close your account and print out a selecting my account. To take books out, swipe your receipt of your transaction. ID card Type your PIN Keep receipts for your record. Pass your books through the laser. All our Libraries have self service machines.
  13. 13.  There are a number of opportunities to help yourself: Harvard referencing – It is important that you get to grips with this in the early stages of your stay at this university Plagiarism - become aware of what the issues are and learn as much as you can Library on the go- information you can download to listen to on the go Cite them right – the electronic book is accessible via UEL Plus
  14. 14. Access to other Libraries/  Access to the resources of other universities is possible through:  SCONUL Access – This enables staff, Part time, Distance Learners, Students on placement and Full time Post graduate students to borrow or use the resources of participating universities.  Full time undergraduates can have reference access to the resources of participating Libraries.  Ask at any of our Library Help desks for a SCONUL form  Distance Learners can send a signed form to their Subject Librarian or to me  British Library – Books and journal articles not available in UEL libraries can be requested via Interlibrary  EDUROAM – allows you to access your University network when visiting other Universities
  15. 15.  Access to electronic journals VIA Find an e journal A-z Database Listing Access to e-books The Library has a growing collection of e books which ATHENS Account – the only way to Can be read on and off access electronic resources off and in campus. some cases on campus. You need Athens account to read e books Check your webmail for your account details
  16. 16. ECDL ECDL is an internationally recognised IT qualification…  promotes employability…. Sign up for ECDL with the Library. More details can be found on the ECDL web page Self paced: IT, Using the Computer Managing files, Word processing Spreadsheets, Databases Information and Communication
  17. 17. Disability, Dyslexia and Access SupportAll our Libraries has assistive technology software for staff and studentswith a disabilitySpecialist equipment for visually impaired and dyslexic students availablein each library.Hardware such as Reading Edge.Software packages such as UK Supernova and Inspiration.Students have extended loan periods.A dedicated Support Assistant to help you as well as other members ofLibrary staff
  18. 18.  Students can print their assignments in all of our Libraries. To do that, there needs to be enough money on your ID card. Credit your ID card Online via UEL Direct Via coin loader machine. Price: 5p – A4 Black & White 10p – A3 Black & White 25p – A4 Coloured 50p – A3 Coloured
  19. 19. PHOTOCOPYING: There are photocopying machines in all of our Libraries. You need to purchase a separate card from a dispensing machine available in all the Libraries. Pay attention to the copy right notices displayed near the photocopiers..BINDING: All Libraries sell binding equipment and other stationeries. You can bind your projects using our heat binding equipment. They are easy to use and staff will be there to help you.
  20. 20. •Ask a Librarian is an online enquiry service. Use this to send usqueries about using resources and Library services.•You can also chat live to a Librarian between 1-7pm Mon – Fridayand 11-5pm Sat & Sunday, during term time.•Your Feedback- Tell us what you think good or bad. Your feedbackis valued.•There are Group and silent study places in our Libraries. Ask stafffor more details.•Laptops - can be loaned for one week at a time although this isvery limited
  21. 21.  The first point of contact for advice and guidance is the Help desks staffed 9-9pm Monday to Friday and 10-5pm Saturday & Sunday during term time Library staff are happy to help so ask for help. Our job is to make sure you are making effective use of the Library.
  22. 22.  Helpful staff: Subject Librarian – every School has a Subject Librarian who will help you find resources for your assignments. You can book a one to one with them OR any member of staff. We have a very diverse staff who come from varying backgrounds and countries. All our staff are friendly and willing to help you. Ask for all the help you need.
  23. 23. There are toilets in all our Libraries which are accessible byWheelchair users.Enjoy the library facilities and be part of a positiveCommunity of learners
  24. 24.  Other mobile: Library website - your gateway  Ask A Librarian to good quality free information  Our Library catalogue  EBSCO Info skills – take some time out to go through this important resources developed for you to make the most of the library as well as enhance your research skills Mobile Library: Follow our updates on: Facebook – join us on Facebook Blogs – by your Subject Librarian Twitter
  25. 25.  Quiet Discussion Switch mobiles to silent Music/audio clips must be inaudible Children must be quiet and supervised No food or hot drinks
  26. 26. You can contact me or your Subject LibrarianSimone Ngozi OkoloAcademic Services and Skills ManagerDocklands Library and Learning CentreUniversity WayLondon E16 2RDs.n.okolo@uel.ac.uk